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Gus Kenworthy Wins First World Cup Since Joining GB Snowsport.

Gus Kenworthy claimed first place in the Calgary Snow Rodeo halfpipe as he continues his impressive return to skiing.

Gus – who last won a world cup event at US Gran Prix in Mammouth 2016 – qualified first for the finals in his heat with a solid score of 90.20.

Kenworthy found form and style again in the finals to post a score of 93.20 to finish in first place ahead of Brenden Mackay (2nd) and Birk Irving (3rd) and win his first world cup event since joining GB Snowsport.

Gus is only the third GB Snowsport athlete to win a world cup event in halfpipe after Rowan Cheshire in 2014 and Zoe Atkin in December of last year.

Kenworthy made his comeback at X Games Aspen and then took silver on the modified pipe at Dew Tour, Mammouth, last weekend.

Following the win Olympic silver medallist Kenworthy, said: “I am super stoked to win my first World Cup event for a few years and my first gold since I’ve started competing for GB Snowsport. The return to snow has been awesome so far and I’m really enjoying working with everyone at GB Snowsport. It is always special to compete here in Calgary and means a lot to me to come here and win gold.”

Gus announced he would be now representing GB Snowsport in December of last year and has worked hard with the GB Snowsport coaches and wider team to return to the podiums this winter.